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American creeper

Definition of the noun american creeper

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noun

  1. a common creeper in North America with a down-curved bill
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • scientific name: Certhia americana
    • synonym of American creeper: brown creeper
    • more generic terms: creeper / tree creeper = any of various small insectivorous birds of the northern hemisphere that climb up a tree trunk supporting themselves on stiff tail feathers and their feet
    • member of: Certhia / genus Certhia = type genus of the Certhiidae

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Google previewA Few Steps to a Complete Dictionary of English Dialects (1890)

by J. Heinrich Blascke

American creeper Dv. tropaeolum canariense.

Google previewThe American Encyclopedia of Agriculture (1887)

A Treasury of Useful Information for the Farm and Household by Jonathan Periam

American creeper. ResidentJrequent, but eludes observation; insectivorous. Its food consists chiefly of ants, larva-, and small insects, and small particles of lichens; and if one be placed near the nose, it is generally found to etnit an odor like ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1858)

Navi - Ornithology

The North American creeper seems identical, but the numerous other birds described as creepers do not belong to the genus Certhia. The solitary type alluded to is a retired inhabitant of the woods, in no way conspicuous in colour, though ...

Google previewThe American Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1900)

by Robert Hunter

The American Creeper of North America, Certhia Americana, is five and a half inches long; its color above is dark-brown, each feather streaked centrally with whitish limbs. and the rump rusty; under parts, and a streak over the eye, white.

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1858)

Or, Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature

The North American creeper seems ...

Google previewZell's Popular Encyclopedia (1882)

A Complete Dictionary of the English Language; with Pronouncing Vocabulary & a Gazetteer of the World

The American Creeper of North America, Certhia Americana, is five and a half inches long; its color above is dark-brown, each feather streaked centrally with whitish limbs, and the rump rusty; under parts, and a streak over the eye, white.

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